Leicester City vs Chelsea EPL Betting Preview 01/02/2020
Updated: 19th June 2021
English Premier League 2019-20 season preview: Leicester City vs Chelsea – The King Power Stadium – Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 12:30 hrs BST
Leicester City vs Chelsea Correct Score Predictions
Leicester City 2-2 Chelsea 12/1 at Bet365
Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea 10/1 at Bet365
Bet365 best odds are subject to change and were correct as of 28/01/2020.
Having progressed into the 5th round of the FA Cup, both Leicester City and Chelsea face off in a Premier League clash at the King Power stadium on February 1st.
While Brendan Rodgers' Foxes shrugged off two straight PL losses to return strongly with a 4-1 win over a beleaguered West Ham, Chelsea have struggled of late.
A shock 0-1 away loss to Newcastle and a 2-2 draw against Arsenal have set them adrift of their Saturday's rivals by 8 points.
To compound Frank Lampard's worries, two key figures upfront, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic have been ruled out with ankle and adductor injuries respectively.
So, the Chelsea line-up will look the one that faced Hull City last week in their FA Cup win.
The expected line-up: Caballero (goal); Azpilicueta, Zouma, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Pedro.
As for Leicester, the injury sustained by Jamie Vardy when he had to limp off half-way through the West Ham game, isn't believed to be very serious.
The 33-year old striker who missed the FA Cup tie with Brentford is expected to be fit for the Carabao Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Tuesday and very hopefully against Chelsea on Saturday.
Vardy is the top scorer in the Premier League with 17 goals in the ongoing 2019-20 PL season and has contributed to a third of Leicester's goal.
Folks like Ricardo Pereira, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison who were all rested in the clash with Brentford are all set to start in the February 1 game.
Leicester's expected line-up against Chelsea: Schmeichel (goal); Justin, Ricardo Pereira, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Tielemans, Barnes, Gray, Maddison, Perez, Vardy.
In a head-to-head comparison between these two for the last four Premier League games since 2018, three of them have ended in draws with Leicester having registered the solitary win.
Despite a history of low scores, Saturday's clash promises to have goals on either side with odds of a win slightly in favour of the hosts.
Although playing at home at the King Power, the Foxes cannot afford to be complacent.
Before the West Ham win, Brendan Rodgers' men went through three straight games without a win at the venue – a 1-1 draw with minions Norwich City, a 0-4 thrashing to Liverpool and a 1-2 loss to Southampton.
But a Leicester attack in full flow could be really a bit too hot for the Chelsea defense to handle.
Lampard is hoping to make amends in the goal-keeping front especially with the recent introduction of the 38-year Willy Caballero replacing the totally out-of-form-and-favor Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea have fared comparatively better away than at home, winning seven of the 12 games in all they have won so far on the road. So, there is some inspiration to draw upon for them at the King Power even with their attack below full strength.
With a clear 6-point lead over 5th placed Manchester United, the Blues can still find themselves safely ensconced in the Top four even if Saturday's results don't favor them.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Winner odds
Leicester City: 13/8
Both teams to score odds
Correct Score odds
Draw 1-1: 13/2
Leicester 2-1: 10/1
Chelsea 2-1: 10/1
Draw 2-2: 12/1
Chelsea 1-0: 12/1
Leicester 1-0: 12/1
Draw 0-0: 14/1
Chelsea 2-0: 16/1
Leicester 2-0: 16/1
Leicester 3-1: 20/1
Chelsea 3-1: 20/1
Leicester 3-2: 25/1
Chelsea 3-2: 25/1
Anytime scorer odds
Jamie Vardy: 23/20
Tammy Abraham: 23/20
Olivier Giroud: 7/5
Kelechi Iheanacho: 11/8
Michy Batshuayi: 5/4
Ayoze Perez: 5/2
Callum Hudson-Odoi: 3/1
Mason Mount: 3/1
Demarai Gray: 3/1
James Maddison: 7/2
Harvey Barnes: 5/1
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